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Apple Vision Pro: Pre-Orders Now Live, Get all Details


Apple has officially opened pre-orders for its groundbreaking “spatial computer,” the Apple Vision Pro headset. As previously announced, the highly anticipated device is set to be available starting February 2, 2024.

Pricing and Financing Options

The Apple Vision Pro headset comes in three storage variants, each with its respective price tag:

  • 256GB: $3,499
  • 512GB: $3,699
  • 1TB: $3,899

To make the purchase more accessible, Apple offers one-year financing through Apple Card monthly installments.

AppleCare+ for Enhanced Protection

For an added layer of protection, users can opt for AppleCare+ at $499. This plan includes unlimited repairs for accidental damage, an “Express Replacement Service,” and 24/7 priority access to Apple experts.

Apple Vision Pro

Customization with Optical Inserts

Before placing your pre-order, it’s essential to measure the light seal and headband for a personalized fit. Users with an iPhone or iPad with Face ID can add either $99 Readers inserts or $149 Prescription inserts for enhanced visual comfort.

Guided Tour Video to Navigate the New Technology

To assist users in understanding this innovative product, Apple has released a comprehensive “guided tour” video, providing a closer look at the features and functionalities of the Vision Pro headset.

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Unveiling the Contents: What’s in the Box?

Upon opening the box, users will find a comprehensive set of accessories, including the headset itself, a dual-loop band, a cover, a battery, a light seal cushion, a polishing cloth, a USB-C charging cable, and surprisingly, an actual charger. The inclusion of a charger sparks curiosity about Apple’s approach to bundling accessories compared to other products in their lineup.

Cutting-Edge Specifications

Delving into the specifications, the Vision Pro is powered by the M2 chip, featuring an 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores, a 10-core GPU, a 16-core Neural Engine, and 16GB of unified memory. The R1 chip ensures a remarkable 12ms photon-to-photon latency with 256GB/s memory bandwidth.

Apple Vision Pro

Immersive Display and Connectivity Options

The micro OLED panels deliver an impressive 90Hz, 96Hz, and 100Hz refresh rate, supporting 24fps and 30fps video playback. Covering 92% of the DCI-P3 color space with a 7.5-micron pixel pitch and 23 million total pixels, the Vision Pro allows users to use AirPlay for mirroring their view on any AirPlay-enabled device.

Advanced Camera and Sensor Setup

The Vision Pro boasts two high-resolution main cameras, six world-facing tracking cameras, four eye-tracking cameras, a LiDAR scanner, four inertial measurement units, a flicker sensor, and an ambient light sensor. Additional features include iris-based biometrics, six microphones, Spatial Audio, and support for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.3.

Battery Life and Weight

The headset offers approximately 2 hours of “general use” battery life, extending to 2.5 hours for video watching. Notably, users can use the headset while it’s charging. The weight of the Vision Pro varies between 600g and 650g, accounting for different light seal and headband configurations, while the separate battery weighs 353g.

In summary, Apple’s Vision Pro is set to revolutionize the way we experience spatial computing, offering cutting-edge technology and a host of features for an immersive user experience. With pre-orders now live, tech enthusiasts and Apple aficionados eagerly await the official release on February 2, 2024.

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